What is Umeclidinium Bromide?
What is Umeclidinium bromide generic? umeclidinium incruse is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing, shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, which includes bronchitis and emphysema). Incruse ellipta for asthma works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Umeclidinium belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. Umeclidinium bromide side effects depends on patient’s medical health.
Umeclidinium bromide generic must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If wheezing or sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use Leaflet for directions on the proper use of umeclidinium bromide generic. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Inhale umeclidinium bromide generic by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
- Do not open the cover of the inhaler until you are ready to use umeclidinium bromide generic.
- Each time you open the cover, you prepare a dose of the medication.
- If you open and close the cover without inhaling the medication, you will lose the dose.
- To avoid wasting a dose, do not close the cover until after you have inhaled the medication.
- You may or may not taste/feel the drug when you inhale.
- Do not exhale into the device.
- Use umeclidinium incruse regularly to get the most benefit from it.
- To help you remember, use it at the same time every day.
- Do not use it more than one time each day.
Don’t stop abruptly
Do not increase your dose, use umeclidinium bromide generic more often, or stop using it without first consulting your doctor. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the use of each medication.
Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do if you have new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, waking up at night with trouble breathing, if you use your quick-relief inhaler more often, or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working well. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must get medical help right away. Incruse ellipta for asthma is an anticholinergic drug and isn’t FDA-approved to treat asthma.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed umeclidinium incruse because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of umeclidinium bromide side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious umeclidinium bromide side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious umeclidinium bromide side effects, including difficult/painful urination.
Infrequently, umeclidinium incruse may cause sudden severe wheezing/trouble breathing right after use. If this occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious umeclidinium bromide side effects, including eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision).
A very serious allergic reaction to umeclidinium incruse is rare. However, get medical help right away.
Warnings & Precautions
- Before using umeclidinium incruse, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Incruse ellipta for asthma isn’t FDA-approved.
Store at room temperature away from light, heat, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not open the sealed tray that the inhaler comes in until you are ready to use the new inhaler. Throw away the inhaler 6 weeks after first removing it from the tray or when the dose counter reads zero, whichever comes first. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval. Incruse ellipta for asthma isn’t FDA-approved.
Some products that may interact with this drug include other anticholinergics (such as ipratropium, atropine).
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